A rundown and two fly outs later, the Seattle closer reached a rare milestone.

Edwin Diaz had a rare night of struggles http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-orlando-cepeda-jersey , facing runners on the corners with no outs in a one-run game.Now it’s time for Diaz’s manager to get a haircut.Diaz worked out of a jam in the 10th inning to become the 17th player in big league history with 50 saves in a season and Denard Span hit a solo home run in the top half to lift the Mariners a 4-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night.Diaz made a bet with Scott Servais in April that he’d hit 50 saves this season and now the Mariners manager has to pay up by getting a haircut like his closer’s — possibly as early as Sunday.“They said they had a barber here, so he might get it tomorrow,” Diaz said. “Let’s see what happens.”Arizona took a 3-1 lead in the seventh on A.J. Pollock’s broken-bat, two-run single, but the Diamondbacks couldn’t hold it.Brad Boxberger walked a batter and gave up a single to put runners at the corners in the ninth. Kyle Seager hit a two-run double just inside the line in right to tie it.“He just hit it in the right spot and that’s what happened,” Boxberger said. “It just didn’t work out today.”Jake Diekman (0-1) got the first out of the 10th before Span sent a drive onto the pool deck in right-center for the go-ahead run.Arizona had runners at the corners after a pair of singles off Diaz in the 10th, but Paul Goldschmidt got caught in a rundown trying to score on David Peralta’s grounder to third. Diaz got Nick Ahmed and Ketel Marte to fly out to reach the 50-save milestone and win his haircut bet.“It’s all in good fun,” Servais said. “It’s really hard to get 50 saves in this game.”Alex Colome (5-5) worked around Pollock’s two-out infield single in the ninth and Mitch Haniger led off the game with a long homer for the Mariners.Eduardo Escobar hit a solo homer for the Diamondbacks, who went 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position to drop into a tie with Colorado atop the NL West.“These are grinding, tough losses, but this group has been resilient Phil Niekro Jersey , very tough and they’ll be ready to play tomorrow,” Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said.Arizona starter Robbie Ray had command problems in his last start, walking five while allowing three runs on two hits in 4 1/3 innings of a win over San Diego.The left-hander had trouble almost immediately against the Mariners, watching his second pitch of the night sail deep to center for a home run by Haniger. The Mariners loaded the bases as Ray bounced several curveballs in the dirt, but he struck out Seager Mike Zunino to escape the jam.Ray pitched out of another bases-loaded jam in the fourth, leaving after allowing a run and five hits in five innings.Mariners starter Wade LeBlanc was coming off a shaky outing of his own, giving up five earned runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings of a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.The left-hander gave up the homer to Escobar in the first, but limited the Diamondbacks to three hits over the next four innings. He allowed a run and struck out six in six innings.HONORING MCCAINThe Diamondbacks paid tribute to John McCain by posting a picture of the Arizona Senator on the video board, drawing a standing ovation from the crowd. An avid sports fan and supporter of Arizona’s teams, McCain died on Saturday after battling brain cancer. He was 81.DIAZ’S DOMINANCEThe Mariners are still in the mix for the AL West title at 5 1/2 games behind Houston and are four games behind Oakland in the wild-card race. Diaz is a big reason for it.The left-hander broke Eric Gagne’s single-season record with his 25th save in a one-run game and the Mariners are 59-0 when he enters a game with the lead.TRAINER’S ROOMMariners: LHP James Paxton (bruised left forearm) will throw a bullpen Tuesday and likely be slotted back into the rotation next weekend against Oakland.UP NEXTDiamondbacks RHP Zack Greinke is 5-1 with a 2.24 ERA in 12 career games (10 starts) against Seattle heading into Sunday. RHP Mike Leake will pitch for the Mariners after missing his previous turn with an illness. The Chicago White Sox will try to snap a five-game losing streak when they visit the Kansas City Royals to open a three-game series Monday night at Kauffman Stadium.Chicago (56-87) has struggled against most of the American League this season, but it has fared much better against Kansas City. The White Sox are 10-6 against the Royals this season with a dominant run differential of 94-69.This marks the final series of the season between the teams, who occupy the last two spots in the AL Central.Article continues below ...Kansas City (47-95) trails only the Baltimore Orioles for the worst record in baseball. Barring a late surprise http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-tom-glavine-jersey , the Royals will have the No. 2 overall pick in next year’s draft as it attempts to dig out of a multiyear tailspin.The Royals will try to bounce back from a 3-1 walk-off loss to the Minnesota Twins on Sunday afternoon. Royals reliever Jason Hammel gave up a double to Max Kepler and a homer to Willians Astudillo, all with two outs, for the team’s fourth loss in its past five games.White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito (10-10, 5.85 ERA) will make his 29th start. The 24-year-old has shown improvement since the All-Star break, posting five quality starts in his last seven outings, but he is coming off a turbulent game in which he gave up five runs (four earned) in 1 1/3 innings against the Detroit Tigers.In five career outings against the Royals, Giolito is 3-0 with a 2.01 ERA. He picked up his first win against Kansas City in 2017 and has two victories in three starts against the club in 2018.White Sox manager Rick Renteria said Giolito and fellow starter Reynaldo Lopez have thrown more strikes lately.“Their lines to the plate are better,” Renteria recently said to reporters. “(Pitching coach Don Cooper) talks to those guys. They talk about back-to-front, keeping a good line, ‘staying in the tunnel,’ as he talks about.“I think they understand they’re not always going to make a perfect pitch, but they make adjustments a little quicker now. If they pull off line Chipper Jones Jersey , those are one of the things that — especially in talking to them — that they’re able to recover. They know exactly what they’re doing, and they’re able to make the adjustment.”For the Royals, right-hander Jakob Junis (8-12, 4.32 ERA) will make his 27th start. He has won back-to-back outings, limiting opponents to two earned runs in his past 16 innings for a 1.13 ERA during that span. One more victory will tie his career high of nine, which he set as a rookie last year.Junis is 1-1 with a 6.48 ERA in three career starts against the White Sox. The Sterling, Ill., native has surrendered a half-dozen home runs in 16 2/3 innings while walking eight and striking out 15.Less than two weeks ago, Junis posted the first complete game of his career.“It’s awesome,” Junis said to the Kansas City Star. “That’s a goal you set to do. … Hopefully more to come.”
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